Board efforts: scope, concept, and permission?

Mike McGrath mmcgrath at
Thu Feb 4 02:28:37 UTC 2010

On Wed, 3 Feb 2010, Mike McGrath wrote:
> I really don't know what our users are a measure of.  I don't think it's
> marketing as inode0 suggests, because the people using Fedora already know
> about it.  But if we step back and take our users seriously.  We'll find
> that since Fedora Core 6 released in 2006-10-24 to today, we've
> experienced a net growth of negative 3%.  Yup, a 3% loss of users.
> Our own users are moving _AWAY_ from Fedora.  For whatever reason more
> users have chosen to not use Fedora then who have chosen to use Fedora.
> I suspect many have moved downsteam to Enterprise Linux.  Which is ok
> but it's an indication that people came, tried Fedora, and moved on.

Along with the above...  If we're going to be the best at something don't
we need to pick something to be the best at?

I particularly like this:

"Ubuntu edges out its closest contenders, Fedora and openSUSE, because its
development team is constantly focused on the end-user experience."

What is it we're focused on?  Do I need to just ask everyone individually
and hope we all say the same thing?


More information about the devel mailing list